As most cooking appliances become more sophisticated, they are increasingly reliant on fans to keep the appliance cool and also to increase the efficiency of the appliance with the use of the fan forced oven option. There are three main fans that our technicians come across daily in the repair of cooking appliances, some which are more obvious than others.
Fan Forced Fan
The most common fan which most people refer to is the fan forced oven fan also known as the oven fan. The oven fan forced motor is fitted to all fan forced ovens and multifunction ovens and has a stainless steel or a galvanized steel fan blade assembly attached to the threaded shaft. The fan forced motor is situated at the rear of the oven behind the inner rear panel.
The motor is fitted with a multi-blade fan assembly, which draws air in through a series of slots in the centre of the panel and then redistributes it back into the oven cavity via slots in the side of the rear panel. This air movement ensures a constant temperature and allows for lower cooking temperatures and a shorter cooking duration.
Oven Cooling Fan
As the name implies the function of this fan is to ensure that the oven frame, controls and electronic equipment are kept within a safe working temperature.
On the more modern ovens the effect of the air being drawn into the appliance just above or below the door also means that a pressure differential can be generated.
This pressure differential will draw cool air up or down through the centre of the inner and outer door glass and generate lower surface temperature of the outer door glass.
Rangehood Fan Motor
A rangehood fan refers to the motor and fan assembly contained within the complete exhaust rangehood that is mounted above a kitchen stove. Alternatively, an exhaust system may utilize downdraft technology and is then situated between the burners as a part of the cooktop itself however this is only a recent introduction into the Australian market. If any part of this fan malfunctions, the exhaust system cannot remove the smoke, heat, and any fumes that are produced with any cooking operation.
As electricity is extremely dangerous all appliances should only be repaired by an experienced and licenced professional. All Stove Doctor cooking appliance repair technicians are factory trained to assess, diagnose and repair electric fans on all brands and hundreds of models making us the best people for the job.
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